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Sign the petition

Dear Parliamentarians,

Prices for new medicines in The Netherlands are skyrocketing so quickly that we will soon be unable to afford to treat our sick.

But as prices skyrocket and our insurance premiums rise, the pharmaceutical industry continues to ignore calls for greater public scrutiny of their price increases.

We can’t let this happen.

We support our politicians to take the following steps to make the pharmaceutical industry more transparent:

1. MAKE MEDICINE PRICES PUBLIC INFORMATION

  • Making the real price paid for medicines publicly available will create a level playing field between governments and hospitals buying the medicines and the industry selling them.

2. DEMAND TRANSPARENCY OF THE TRUE COST OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) OF NEW MEDICINES

  • The real costs of R&D remain unknown, but the pharmaceutical industry frequently gives these costs as reasons for charging exorbitant prices when a new medicine comes onto the market.

3. TRACK AND TRACE PUBLIC FUNDING OF R&D SO WE STOP PAYING TWICE FOR OUR MEDICINES

  • About 80% of all funds for basic research for medicines and about 30-40% of all global R&D for health is publicly funded.

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Who's signing

Thomas Berkhout
Clementina de Rijk Prigkipakis
Alie Jagersma
Marjo Smit
Marjolein van Gemerden
Marjolein Liebregts
Joke Veenman
kathelijne van beek
Mariska de Bruijne
Christiaan Van haecht
Jan Dirk Fijnheer
Miriam van der Meulen
Geert-Jan Giezeman
Heidi Boer
Anoek Hoekstra
Jolanda Wilshaus
Willy Van laere
Rafael Garcia del Valle
Els Joop-Frehe
Sevim Yakar
Anna-Maria Spoor
Yvonne Blom
Marion Moleveld
Marjan Wieringa
Bep Veenman
2,042 SIGNATURES
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  • Thomas Berkhout
    signed 2017-04-02 14:43:25 +0200
  • Clementina de Rijk Prigkipakis
    signed via 2017-04-01 18:11:14 +0200
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  • Sandra David
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  • Sandra David
    @sdaviddent tweeted link to this page. 2017-04-01 18:02:55 +0200
    I just signed the petition to bring transparency to the pharmaceutical industry, will you join me? http://www.ourmedicinesourright.eu/take_action?recruiter_id=2161
  • Alie Jagersma
    signed 2017-03-31 22:49:27 +0200
    Omdat Nederland zo’n klein land is, zijn er in verhouding met grote landen minder medicijnen te verkopen, van daar dat we in Nederland de hoofdprijs betalen. Het schijnt zo te zijn dat de prijs wel 50 – 80 % lager kan. Het zou heel mooi zijn als we in Europees verband onze krachten kunnen bundelen, zodat we de beste prijs kunnen afdwingen voor alle mensen met kanker die afhankelijk van deze medicijnen zijn.
  • Marjo Smit
    signed 2017-03-31 10:23:42 +0200
  • Marjolein van Gemerden
    signed 2017-03-30 14:13:34 +0200
  • Marjolein Liebregts
    signed 2017-03-30 08:07:38 +0200
  • Joke Veenman
    signed 2017-03-29 10:45:20 +0200
  • kathelijne van beek
    signed 2017-03-28 08:57:31 +0200
  • Mariska de Bruijne
    signed 2017-03-27 22:28:15 +0200
    Mariska de Bruijne
  • Christiaan Van haecht
    signed 2017-03-27 11:19:21 +0200
  • Jan Dirk Fijnheer
    signed 2017-03-27 11:12:54 +0200
  • Miriam van der Meulen
    signed 2017-03-27 10:21:58 +0200
  • Geert-Jan Giezeman
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-26 19:49:02 +0200
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  • Geert-Jan Giezeman
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-26 19:49:02 +0200
    I just signed the petition to bring transparency to the pharmaceutical industry, will you join me?
  • Geert-Jan Giezeman
    signed 2017-03-26 19:47:48 +0200
  • Heidi Boer
    signed 2017-03-26 15:19:49 +0200
  • Anoek Hoekstra
    signed 2017-03-26 00:29:18 +0100
  • Jolanda Wilshaus
    signed 2017-03-25 22:48:25 +0100
  • Willy Van laere
    signed 2017-03-25 18:18:58 +0100
  • Rafael Garcia del Valle
    signed via 2017-03-25 12:48:11 +0100
  • Els Joop-Frehe
    signed 2017-03-25 12:11:40 +0100
  • Sevim Yakar
    signed 2017-03-25 09:21:18 +0100
  • Anke Spoor-van Der Elst
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-25 06:48:12 +0100
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  • Anna-Maria Spoor
    signed 2017-03-25 06:47:09 +0100
  • Yvonne Blom
    signed 2017-03-24 23:47:53 +0100
  • Marion Moleveld
    signed 2017-03-24 17:27:24 +0100
  • Marjan Wieringa
    signed 2017-03-24 16:41:47 +0100
    Marjan Wieringa
  • Bep Veenman
    signed 2017-03-24 16:07:53 +0100